Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories President Timothy Oostdyk
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Pros
  • Hire right out of college, good people, good benefits, great PTO, very flexible for family planning (in 4 reviews)

  • Job stability, pay is not too bad, but not in line with the industry (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There was very little work-life balance, they frequently requested OT days even when there was no real need (in 4 reviews)

  • There is little to no encouragement from upper management to continue doing performing at an acceptable level, making morale quite low in the office (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Not perfect, but reasonable.

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    Current Employee - Scientist I in West Point, PA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in West Point, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional Staffing Services has a good work life balance. Current group is very friendly and enjoyable.

    Cons

    High turnover. At PSS site options are limited for advancement due to the view of Lancaster employees being temporary. Salary is not competitive due to contract reduction with client.

    Advice to Management

    Management is always willing to work with you, friendly, and tries to keep a high morale despite the issues listed above.


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    Group Leader

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    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours Great for entry level positions Promote from within for management positions Exponential growth in the past few years

    Cons

    Pay is well below average High turnover rate IT systems are so bad that there are massive productivity losses on a regular basis Not willing to expand support services because they are non-revenue generating

    Advice to Management

    The direction and leadership of the company is great, but high turnover rates due to low pay are starting to stifle growth. The time, energy, and money being spent on training easily justifies increasing pay for good employees rather than letting them walk out the door and become superstars at another company.


  3. Entry Level Chemist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Chemist in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule -Small Campus in beautiful wooded area -Benefits are cheap if you are single -Decent work / life balance

    Cons

    -Pay is low -Benefits are extremely expensive if you are married -


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Get experience and get out

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Data Review in Leola, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Data Review in Leola, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hires right out of college. Flexible working hours (although this seems to have decreased over the years)

    Cons

    Poor pay. When they raise the base pay for new hires, they don't raise the base pay proportionally for those who have been there. As a consequence, I have been there 9.5 years and have earned senior specialist (before that senior chemist) but am making the equivalent of someone hired with little to no experience and two levels (associate level) below me.


  6. Great Place for college grads looking for experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Chemist in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and extensive training. Willing to accept individuals with minimal experience. Great potential for advancement.

    Cons

    The pay is rather low. However, it is important to keep in mind that the company hires numerous individuals with little to no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you get what you pay for. It is excellent that the company is willing to give fresh college grads the gateway experience into the industry but they must keep in mind that there will mistakes and sometime retraining will be needed.


  7. Pharmaceutical Microbiologist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Microbiologist in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, company hires employees straight out of college, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, overtime required, not appreciated for the work performed, lack of communication, poor ability for advancement

    Advice to Management

    The employees allow your company to perform as well as you do; please repay them with higher pay, better advancement opportunities, and above all RESPECT.


  8. Sr. Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for this area

    Cons

    Long hours and heavy workload


  9. Scientist

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Scientist II in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable not busy , people here are nice and love communicating, many activities

    Cons

    Less development opportunities , less work pay , less free time, every four hours earn ten minutes break, crazy!

    Advice to Management

    Increase rate


  10. Lanc. Labs

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience. Everyone is very welcoming.

    Cons

    As an intern I don't get any paid holidays or PTO.


  11. A Great Place to Learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Chemist in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great first job right out of college with no prior lab experience other than college. Management is great. Great learning opportunities.Flexible schedules and management is willing to be flexible with unplanned life events. Coworkers actually work as a team and are very helpful. The company does a lot of morale boosters and team building exercises. Overall, best job I've had yet.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as great as other facilities, but benefits are good. Constantly hiring new analysts who may be rushed through training.



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